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Re: linked data tutorial, lessons learnt

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:20:06 -0600
Message-ID: <f914914c0901230920q1746baa9r74e975e8cfe12400@mail.gmail.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Danny

Thanks for the info. Could you tell me who were the attendees? I mean, were
they already knowledgeable about LD and Semantic Web? Were they researchers
or developers?  What was the final outcome? People ready to jump in the LD
world, or just wanting to get a brief introduction?

Thanks

Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
Dept. of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
www.juansequeda.com
www.semanticwebaustin.org


On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> eeek!
> s/Valentino/Valentina
>
> 2009/1/23 Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>:
> > PS. The mighty capable organizers, Aldo and Valentino, got an art
> > exhibition co-located with the conference. Getting a bit of culture in
> > there was brilliant :-)
> >
> > 2009/1/23 Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>:
> >> Somewhat late, but maybe useful for someone:
> >>
> >> At the Italian semweb conference SWAP 2008 [1] I did a tutorial, about
> >> 15-20 attendees.
> >>
> >> The first half, a presentation was straightforward and I think
> >> functional, I used a cut-down & tweaked version [2] of the slides
> >> ChrisB & co. used in Karlsruhe.
> >>
> >> The second half hands-on would have been a major embarrassment had it
> >> not been for danbri. I wasn't sure of the demographic, so had decided
> >> to play it by ear, something using FOAF. The night before it occurred
> >> to me to set up ftp on my server so people could actually publish
> >> stuff...after several hours I had no joy on the admin. Then I thought
> >> it would be *much* neater to set things up for POSTing stuff to the
> >> server via HTTP. Naturally I didn't get my Apache config sorted in
> >> time.
> >>
> >> My fallback was ssh. Which didn't work on the venue's network.
> >>
> >> Dan bailed me out by suggesting the use of a Wiki for upload, and he
> >> had an ARC install to play with, so the session basically turned into
> >> a SPARQL tutorial. It was rather clumsy - e.g. I was using the
> >> computer in the venue, Windows XP and IE are not friendly to even
> >> things like text editing.
> >>
> >> Lessons learnt: mostly preparation might have helped :-)
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Danny.
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.swapconf.it/2008
> >> [2] http://www.swapconf.it/2008/tutorial_day.php
> >>
> >> --
> >> http://danny.ayers.name
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > http://danny.ayers.name
> >
>
>
>
> --
> http://danny.ayers.name
>
>
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